Personal: SENIOR SEASON (2006-07):
One of the nation's and BIG EAST's top three-point shooters ... heads into final campaign needing just 71 three-pointers to become the school's all-time career leader ... only player in Notre Dame history with 90-plus three-pointers in two seasons ... established single-season three-point mark with 102 three-pointers a year ago to become the first Irish player to make more than 100 three-pointers in a season ... brings steadiness on the court ... has a great understanding of the game and a high basketball IQ ... begins third season in starting rotation ... confident shooter from beyond the arc .. a smart player at both ends of the floor ... strength of his game is as an offensive threat and scorer ... has worked on becoming a more physical player on the floor and on becoming a more all-around player.
JUNIOR SEASON (2005-06):
Has played in every game (91) during his Notre Dame career and has been in the starting lineup on 60 occasions ... averaged career-best 13.8 points per game as second-leading scorer ... also netted double figures on 18 occasions and in 35 games during his career one of two players (in addition to Torin Francis) to start all 30 games in 2005-06 ... set Notre Dame single-season record with 102 three-pointers ... became the first Irish players to make more than 100 three-pointers in a single season with his four three-pointers against Vanderbilt ... first player in school history with 90-plus three-pointers in two seasons ... topped the 20-point mark on seven occasions ... scored a career-high 32 points versus Seton Hall (first 30-plus point performance of his career) as he connected on a career-high 10 field (on 17 attempts) and eight three-pointers (matching a career-best and school record he shares) ... followed that performance up with a 23-point effort versus Connecticut as he made nine field goals on a career-high 19 attempts and was 5-14 from three-point range ... the 55 points in the two outings were the most points he scored in back-to-back games and marked the second time in his career and this season that he scored 20-plus points in back-to-back outings ... connected on six three-pointers and finished with 21 points in loss to Georgetown in first round of BIG EAST Tournament ... held scoreless for just the eighth time in his career in loss to Michigan as he was 0-3 from the field in third game of the season ... in subsequent game against Alabama on the road, he connected on seven three-pointers, including six in the first half and finished with 24 pointers ... scored a season-high 26 points against DePaul on 8-13 from the field and 6-11 from three-point range ... followed performance against Blue Demons with 18-point effort against Syracuse as all six of his field goal were from three-point range ... registered first career-double in that contest as well as he finished with a career-high 10 assists ... scored 24 points, hitting on 8-12 from the field and 5-9 from three-point range against Providence and then finished with 21 points, hitting 6-14 from beyond the arc, against Marquette which marked the first time in his career that he registered 20-plus points in back-to-back outings ... scored 18 points in double overtime loss to Georgetown ... hit four-point play (three-pointer and free throw) with one second remaining in regulation to send the game into first overtime session ... the 108-point total five consecutive versus DePaul (26), Syracuse (18), Providence (24), Marquette (21) and Georgetown (18) was highest five-game point total of his career ... held to just nine points in double-overtime loss to Pittsburgh on the road but connected on two three-pointers in final 19 seconds of regulations to send the game into overtime ... scored 18 points on the road hitting six three-pointers and matched career-best with five rebounds in one-point loss at West Virginia ... held to just five points in second meeting with DePaul, but hit a key three-pointer near the end of the contest that helped ensure the victory over the Blue Demons ... scored 15 points in first-round win over Vanderbilt in National Invitation Tournament ... was been fouled a total of eight times while shooting the three-pointer and has converted on 16-22 from the free-throw line following being fouled ... finished 13th nationally in three-point field percentage with 3.4 per game.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2004-05):
Played in all 29 contests, and made starts in each of the last 22 games ... averaged 12.6 points and 2.1 rebounds ... scored a career-high 28 points when he connected on a career-high eight three-pointers against Pittsburgh in regular-season finale ... the eight three-pointers also tied a school record... hit 8-16 from the field overall and 8-14 from three-point range against the Panthers ... scored 20-plus points in four contests and reached double figures in 15 games ... his 93 three three-pointers were the most-ever by a Notre Dame sophomore ... his six-game double-digit scoring streak early in the season was a career-high ... matched personal best with 23-point performance in Notre Dame's win over previously unbeaten Boston College as he connected on a personal-best 8-14 shots and was 7-12 (also a career-high) from three-point range ... scored a career-high 23 points in win over St. John's as he connected on a personal best six three-pointers ... netted first 20-point performance of his career when he registered a then career-high 20 points against DePaul ... finished 7-10 from the field and 5-7 from three-point range ... followed that with a game-high 16-point effort against Army as he finished 5-9 from the field and 3-7 from three-point range ... dished off a career-best five assists against the Cadets ... prior to the DePaul game all of his field goals (8) and attempts (20) for the season had been from three-point range ... 3-4 against IPFW and 3-7 versus Michigan from three-point range ... ripped down a season-high five rebounds against Marist ... scored 17 points on 5-9 shooting versus Western Illinois ... tallied 19 points, including the game-winning three-pointer with four seconds remaining, in the BIG EAST opener versus Seton Hall ... led Irish in scoring for the fourth time this season with 19-point effort against West Virginia ... has scored in double figures in 18 career games and on 13 occasions this season. ... hit three-pointer that gave the Irish the lead (54-53) with six seconds remaining in eventual loss at Georgetown ... played all 40 minutes for the first time in his career in Notre Dame's loss to Syracuse and finished with nine points ... had 13 points and tied a career-high with three steals against Georgetown ... hit 6-12 shots from the field and 6-10 from three-point range in scoring a team-high 19 points ... also played in entire game against Holy Cross when he finished with 18 points ... led the Irish in scoring in nine contests.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2003-04):
Only freshman to see action in all 32 games during the 2003-04 campaign ... averaged 4.6 points and 1.6 rebounds while playing an average of 15.6 minutes per game and earning starts in eight games ... became long-range shooting threat for the Irish with 37 of his 47 total field goals coming from three-point range ... produced game-winning three-pointer with 15.8 seconds remaining in Notre Dame's victory over West Virginia in the first round of the 2004 BIG EAST Championship ... netted double figures on five occasions, including career bests of 12 points twice ... his first 12-point performance came against DePaul as he hit 4-8 from the field -- all from three-point range...earned first career start against Central Michigan and started each of the Notre Dame's first two BIG EAST games versus West Virginia and Villanova ... matched his career-high against Villanova with all 12 of his points coming in the first half and from three-point range ... shot a season-high 80.0 percent from the field, nailing 4-5 from three-point range ... in first career start, which came against Central Michigan, scored 11 points ... also had 11 points in Notre Dame's win at Saint John's where he was 4-5 from the field, including 3-4 from three-point rang e ... in loss at Connecticut, scored 10 points and grabbed three bounds...on nine occasions, played 20-plus minutes ... played a career-high 33 minutes against Central Michigan and also played 30 minutes in win over Quinnipiac ... missed his first seven three-point attempts and finally nailed his first shot from beyond the arc in first half of loss to CMU ... netted nine points in win over American and scored eight points in loss to Indiana and in win over Quinnipiac ... grabbed a season-high five boards versus Mount St. Mary's and Quinnipiac ... netted six points in loss at Rutgers ... scored seven points and dished off a career-high three assists versus Morehead State ... came off the bench and played 16 minutes against Virginia Tech, scoring five points and dishing off two assists ... averaged 4.7 points in Notre Dame's three NIT games ... scored six points against both Purdue and Oregon.
Averaged 25.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists in final scholastic campaign ... a four-year letter winner at Loyola Academy, he finished as the school's all-time leading scorer with 2,045 career points ... holder of seven school records -- three point field goals made (209), free throws made (548), free throw percentage (.840), rebounds (569), assists (242) and steals (152) ... had best performance of prep career in final scholatic season when he poured in 51 points versus Prospect High School ... two-time all-state selection ... garnered first team all-state honors from the News Gazette in `0 3 ... a four-time Chicago Catholic League all-conference choice and three-time first-team honoree ... served as team captain in final two scholastic campaigns ... averaged 24.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists during his junior year and earned second-team all-state honors ... named MVP of the Wheeling Christmas Tournament and Niles West Tournament after leading Loyola to team title during the 2001-02 campaign ... named the Chicago Catholic League of the Year as a sophomore after averaging 17.0 points and helping his team to a 23-6 record and regional championship ... in the summer of '01, he played with Irish sophomore Rick Cornette on the Illinois Warriors AAU squad that captured the 17-and-under national championship title ... played for the East team in EA Sports Roundball Classic which lost to the West squad 120-119 ... in 22 minutes, scored eight points, grabbed three rebounds and dished off two assists ... also played in the Chicago Catholic League All-Star Game ... played for John O'Loughlin and Bryan Tucker.
Brother Brendan played on the Lawrence University basketball team ... full name is Colin James Falls ... middle child of three children ... son of Don and Ann Falls ... born 6-9-85 in Chicago, Ill...enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business and is majoring in management entrepeneurship.
HONORS AND AWARDS:
BIG EAST Acdemic All-Star Team (2005-06)
CBS Player of the Game vs. Pittsburgh (March 5, 2005)
Notre Dame Team Irish Award (2006)